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Vance’sMondayNightAcousticPajamaParty#70 - JUST SINGING PART IV

Vance’sMondayNightAcousticPajamaParty#70 - JUST SINGING PART IV -


When: Monday Nite, July 5th 7:30PM EDT
(“doors” open at 7 for community hang) -

WHO GETS 10%:  - My close friend/neighbor Joe suggested in one of our mid-street conversations. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive free of charge by engaging and connecting communities.

$$:  or  or
a check to VanceFunder P.O. Box 17,
Arlington, MA 02476 for this web-groovery.
Pay or not. Up to you. Let’s stay connected.

This week’s pajamas: Nah. Shorts and a tee

I teach and coach stuff.

Good Good Man - the CD - streaming all over, even get one from me…

LIVE SHOWS - (but yeah, I’m still gonna do Monday nites...)

Sat July 24th - Beacon NY - Towne Crier - w/Christine Lavin!!  TIX ARE GOING FAST I KNOW I’M SHOUTING - IT’S TOMORROW NITE AND I’M EXCITED.

Sat Aug 14, Cambridge MA - CLUB PASSIM This’ll sell out, so there may possibly be an early show too...Craig Akin on bass...

So it took two decades to get to it. That’s how long those files have been in the drawers of this desk. No I’m not cleaning behind it. That’s a bridge too far. I treat dust and dirt behind this corner-filling desk like you’re instructed to treat asbestos in your house - if you can’t have it professionally removed, don’t disturb it and you’ll be fine. That’s what I’m doing.

Ohhh but what I found:

~ Meb Keflezighi’s email. I had a long talk with him many years ago when he came to a show in Northern CA. About running and art. He said to never give up, and to write him if I wanted inspiration. OK, tell me you don’t know who he is...

~ Lisa Loeb’s phone number. I think from a festival in TX, where we laughed and sang and figured we’d be friends.

~ 3 million lanyards.

~ Backstage Pass #1 for George Carlin show. That kinda cracks me up as I opened 150+ shows for him, so...

~ Backstage pass #2 for a Demi Lovato/Nick Jonas show at the TD Garden. Mike Posner opened. He’s a friend. Did you know that I sang on a single release of his in like 2017? Found that contract too.

- Backstage Pass #3 for Richard Thompson. We’ve known each other for years. As we chatted I was hoping to get some advice for why it was so hard it was for me to master a type of picking that he’s the god at. Waiting for his wisdom he smiles and says “Well Vance, it’s not for everyone…” We laughed but seriously, some idol he is.

~ Licensing stuff for the one Jimi Hendrix tune I have ever recorded. It’s in a file called Hendrix Hell. I finally had to get a lawyer to get a *compulsory* license - that means they have to issue it - to record a tune.

~ Contract for a record company that, literally, went under not long after I signed - all they had, masters, office, the works, lost in a flood. It was a lousy contract as many record contracts are so I’m glad no one was hurt but...well, bye Felicia...

Yeah, like that underwater record contract - those castles fall into the sea...eventually. Maybe Jimi was right after all...